St. Peter of Alcantara
October 19, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 19 of October, repeating indefinitely
At sixteen, Peter, a native of Alcantara in Spain became a Franciscan at Valencia. He was a faithful follower of the primitive Rule and led a very austere life. He was one of St. Teresa’s spiritual directors and encouraged her in her reformation of the Carmelite Order. His great devotion to the passion of our Lord found expression in his extraordinary love of penance. He died in 1562.